from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a way that is loathsome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a loathsome manner; disgustingly.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

loathsome +‎ -ly


  • If we complain, we're accused of being liberals, because if we were conservative, we'd all fall for their us/them, good/evil rhetoric, they're loathsomely dishonest accusations of communism and socialism (which aren't synonyms, by the way), and their exhortation to carry machine guns to political rallies and commit acts of violence and treason.

    Obama touts financial reform, says GOP stance 'deceptive'

  • As her jockstrap of a partner, Kieran Bew is loathsomely believable, a bloke-streak, long jawed, rolling shouldered, gloomily strong.

    Reasons to Be Pretty; Juno and the Paycock; The Lion in Winter – review

  • That said, we're really excited about his new book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland and this interview with Conan is just another example of why he's so loathsomely charming in every possible way.

    WATCH: Patton Oswalt Interviewed on Conan

  • Of course the sentences for that rape and attack are loathsomely light but that does not make the sentence for Madoff wrong.

    Madoff Honour

  • He gazes, and behold, one of these monsters separates itself off from the darkness, rises higher and higher, stands out more and more distinct, more and more loathsomely distinct ....

    The Torrents of Spring

  • This strange insect incessantly turned its head up and down, to right and to left, moved its claws ... then suddenly darted from the wall, flew with a whirring sound about the room, and again settled, again hatefully and loathsomely wriggling all over, without stirring from the spot.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • That horror has faded into the limbo from which it crawled, loathsomely, in the black dawn of the earth.

    People of the Dark

  • The decrepit fingers looked like ten claws as they clutched loathsomely at the greasy bread and butter; I felt qualmish, and passed by without addressing him.


  • The pressure in his temples was excruciating, and he felt loathsomely sick.

    The Trespasser

  • “You swear it,” said the old man, leaning across to him, his dead face becoming as it were loathsomely alive.

    The Man Who Was Thursday


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